College Basketball

Derrick Rose loves gummy bears, but still hates needles

If you think your diet goes straight to hell during March Madness then at least you’re not alone. There’s no telling how many nachos, hotdogs, soda and microwave pizzas we’ve pounded since opening day. But we’re used to it; we find some sporting event every weekend in order to indulge. Heck, we tuned into the Winter X-Games just so we could kill an entire gallon of cookies-n-cream ice cream. Our excuse is that we’re on the Derrick Rose diet. What’s yours?

Right before sitting down to answer questions Sunday, Memphis’ freshman point guard asked coach John Calipari to be excused from media sessions because his stomach was bothering him. Rose went to see trainers and never returned.

Teammate Chris Douglas-Roberts offered a possible reason why his running mate had a stomach ache.

”[Derrick] eats Gummy Bears and Starburst for breakfast and Twizzlers and Honey Buns for dinner — that’s why his stomach hurts,” Douglas-Roberts said.

‘We tell Derrick the whole year, `Stop eating so many Gummy Bears and Sour Straws.’ But he can’t.’


[]: Memphis’ Rose has upset stomach